Travala, a blockchain-based travel startup funded by Binance, has integrated Shiba Inu payment capability into its website. The Australia-based crypto-forward company’s official account congratulated Shiba Inu supporters on winning the token war it held a few days ago via a poll, noting that SHIB is now available as a payment method on Travala’s website and can be used to book over 2 million hotels worldwide and flights from over 600 airlines using the SHIB token.
While this is a significant victory for the ShibArmy, Travala has publicly accepted crypto donations for some time.
On its website, the platform already takes more than 40 different cryptocurrencies for payment. Nearly 4.9 million people voted in the Travala token duel between Floki Inu and Shiba Inu. In the election, Shiba Inu received 3.4 million votes, accounting for 69 percent of all votes cast. Dogecoin, a competing meme coin and fellow dog coin, was added to the list of accepted payment methods in early May 2021.
AVA, Travala’s native token, is a multi-chain token based on the Binance Smart Chain and the Ethereum blockchain.
This is simply another example of the SHIB community’s continued support for the meme token and efforts to expand its acceptance across platforms that accept cryptocurrency payments. The victory came after the community’s strong social media support persuaded Kraken to list Shiba Inu on its platform.
Kraken took about a month to finish the listing procedure, but it was ultimately completed.
Shiba Inu has gotten more attention in recent months than most other cryptocurrencies, including DOGE. AMC cinemas, a large US movie theatre chain, announced in November that it will accept SHIB payments. Shiba Inu is available for trading on almost all major exchanges, including Binance, Kraken, Coinbase, and Gemini. All that appears to be left is Robinhood, and the community has been pleading with the US-based exchange to make it happen.
Earlier last month, SHIB achieved another milestone. Despite the recent drop in value, the cryptocurrency has over 1 million users, a goal only a handful of prominent altcoins have managed thus far.
Shiba Inu’s value was $0.000036 (approximately Rs. 0.002723) at the time of publication, down 3% in the previous 24 hours. SHIB’s value has dropped more than 36% in the last month, according to CoinGecko.